Kalmah - 12 Gauge (2010)
Have you ever wondered what it would sound like if Yngwie Malmsteen decided to record a death metal album? Well I can honestly say that I haven't but I needn't bother now. This CD shows some amazing musicians performing some terribly cheesy music. There's plenty of energy with shredding 1980s-style guitar/keyboard solos & the progressive metal influences are obvious. The Iron Maiden-style guitar harmonies come thick & fast. I agree with some of the other reviews that said this is a power metal record with death vocals. Unfortunately I'm not into this sound at all and find it very hard not to cringe throughout most tracks.